This was in my local paper today:
July 4 prank leads to injury - The Daily Freeman Blotter: Serving the Hudson Valley since 1871(DailyFreeman.com)
July 4 prank leads to injury
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Mid-Hudson News Network
MONTICELLO — Police are investigating a July 4th prank that resulted in serious injury to a man on York Avenue early Monday morning.
Police responded to the emergency room at Catskill Regional Medical Center and interviewed Jamal Colon, 31, who claimed that while celebrating the 4th of July at about 1 a.m., he had placed a box of .22 caliber bullets into a coffee can and then lit the can of bullets on fire.
He said he thought all of the bullets had gone off and when he picked up the can a bullet exploded severely wounding his left hand.
Colon is currently being treated at Catskill Regional Medical Center for the injury.
An investigation is ongoing and possible criminal charges are pending against Colon.